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Conman who duped people by posing as MHA and CBI official held: Police

According to Joint Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Ravindra Yadav, Shaw was arrested by a team lead by Inspector Pankaj Arora. Police said the accused is a qualified mechanical engineer.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
June 12, 2016 3:25:45 am
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A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for allegedly duping a businessman of Rs 85 lakh on the pretext of helping him get projects with leading power companies. Police said the accused, identified as Mukesh Shaw alias Joy, would pose as a top official of the Union Home Ministry or the CBI, or pretend to be a senior engineer at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

According to Joint Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Ravindra Yadav, Shaw was arrested by a team lead by Inspector Pankaj Arora. Police said the accused is a qualified mechanical engineer.

Shaw had allegedly cheated a businessman, Bharat Bhushan Gupta, on the pretext of awarding him work on various projects being floated by Reliance Industries, Essar Power and the central government, said an officer.

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The JCP said, “Shaw had also told Gupta that he could help him acquire some old power plants which were closed and were under a public-private partnership between the government and private companies.” “In May last year, Gupta went to Bhubaneshwar and Shaw took him to see the “power plants”. He convinced him that he had contacts with top officials of private power companies and pretended to be a senior IAS officer posted with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs,” he added.

Sources said Shaw had allegedly promised jobs to people on previous occasions as well. “He has been involved in several cheating cases across Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. He was earlier arrested in Kolkata. He used to drive a sedan with a red beacon. The car had a forged Union Home Ministry sticker on the windshield,” said an officer.

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The car, along with several forged documents — including identity cards and agreement papers with regard to power companies — were recovered by police. “Shaw used to meet his targets at prominent hotels in cities. In order to track him, police cross-checked the documents he had produced at the hotels with all leading offices, of which he claimed to be an employee of,” said Yadav.

Police said their investigation revealed that Shaw had employed a middleman, identified as Nagender Tripathi, who would introduce Shaw to potential targets.

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